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The first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Coral Bay – Paphos, and the “ONLY” Five Star PADI Career Development Centre in Cyprus.

PADI 5 Star Career Development CentreAs a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, Coral Bay Divers offers the full range of PADI Career Development programs. From the first professional level, the Dive Master, to the highest Instructor levels, including Tec Rec Instructors and Course Director prep programs.

Understanding the PADI System as well as the need of the diving industry for true dive professionals, makes Coral Bay Divers your choice to give you the head start in the exciting world of the scuba diving industry.

Our Instructor Development Courses are run over a period of nine days to ensure the comfortable timing of all subjects. The IDC is conducted in a state of the art classroom providing a stress free and conducive learning environment. The relaxed atmosphere enables you to focus on the mastery of the modern teaching methodology. The classroom is equipped with the latest teaching aids such as a large TV, laptop computers as well as PADI materials and diving equipment.

As a PADI Dive Master you are already a very important member of an instructional team. During the IDC you will be making the transition to become an effective dive educator in understanding the whole PADI System and how to teach all PADI programs.

It is important that you fully understand what you have to do to complete an IDC successfully. As with any other PADI programs you have to come fully prepared meaning that you are comfortable with the required dive theory, your diving skills as well as, general dive etiquette. All our IDCs start with three days IDC Prep program. This means that you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops in dive theory as well as dive skills. Participating in these workshops does not mean that you do not have to prepare yourself; it just means that any issues and questions you may have will be clarified in order to achieve the best possible result in the IDC and IE and you have the opportunity to practice under the guidance of an experienced Instructor.

At Coral Bay Divers we also offer the full range of Career Development Courses. You can start this program at any level. To participate in a PADI IDC you must have been a qualified diver for at least six months and have at least 60 logged dives.

Successful completion of the IDC will allow you to participate in an Instructor Examination (IE). The IE is a two day program and is conducted by a PADI Examiner. During these two days you will be evaluated in your knowledge of the dive theory, confined-, open water and knowledge development teaching presentations, rescue abilities, dive skills and general conduct as a dive professional. The IE is the natural progression for any aspiring Instructor, and we will make sure that you have no problems getting over this little bump in the road before you start teaching your own divers.

Jurg Dahler is a multilingual, very experienced, award winning Course DirectorJurg Dahler is a multilingual, very experienced, award winning Course DirectorThe IDCs at Coral Bay Divers are taught by Jurg Dahler, a multilingual, very experienced, award winning Course Director. Jurg has been a PADI Course Director since March 2002 and has since then taught many IDCs. Jurg has taught full time in the diving industry since the early nineties and this has taken him to many fantastic dive locations such as Kenya, the Caribbean, Mexico, Switzerland the UK, the Middle East and of course here in Cyprus as well as many other locations. Jurg teaches up to eight IDCs a year in Cyprus, Switzerland, Mexico and Egypt. Jurg recognises the need for quality trained diving professionals and is therefore fully committed to providing only the best to the Instructor Development and Leadership Programs. With Coral Bay Divers, its outstanding facilities as well as Jurg as your CD you can be assured of the most professional conduct in all Leadership & Career programs.

We hope the above information assists you in making the right decision, as to why you should join us in becoming a PADI Instructor. Take the advantage of the head start you will gain to succeed in the exciting and adventurous world of scuba diving.

We will be happy to discuss any queries you may have personally. Please do not hesitate to contact our CD, Jurg on +35799089784 or send an email to


Coral Bay Divers is the first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Coral Bay, and the “ONLY” PADI Five Star Career Development Centre in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.


Coral Bay Divers IDC are run over a period of 15 Days, plus 2 Days PADI Instructor Examination. All our Instructor Courses are followed by an Instructor Examination with guaranteed pass for IDC and IE.


Course Cost: € 1499.00
The course includes a two to three days IDC preparation, eight days IDC, two days EFR Instructor Program and three days Instructor Specialty Courses.
(NO PADI Materials & PADI Fees are included in the price)
Accommodation can be arranged. FREE Airport Pick-Up and Drop Off (Paphos-Airport). Food can be arranged for the whole program. (Lunch and Dinner)


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  PADI Instructor Course Schedule (2020)


IDC Testamonials

Stuart McGinn / England / PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

I did my IDC at Coral Bay Divers in July 2006 and was privileged to be a part of the first IDC conducted there.

The course was challenging and a lot of work but I had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute of it. Although a new dive centre, Coral Bay Divers' facilities to second to none - the IDC classroom is large, air-conditioned and stuffed full of enough audio/visual presentation equipment and diving equipment to satisfy anyone! If you'd forgotten a training aid in any presentation, you merely had to look around and somewhere on the wall was something you could use...and then pretend you had included it all along...!

The staff were a great help to us and the Course Director, Jurg Dahler, can only be described as a credit to the diving industry. Jurg was an excellent CD and never ran out of pearls of diving-related wisdom during the 3 weeks that I was there.

I would recommend an IDC with Jurg to anyone who's serious about getting the best training possible and having fun at the same time.

As for the IE (It's Easy) weekend, I took one in Whittlesey, UK in August 2006. Although the water was slightly colder, the visibility was appalling and it rained every day I passed and actually had a good time as well. There were no hidden surprises and nothing Jurg hadn't prepared me for, except for the fact that it's a tad easier than the IDC!

Tonis Mutt / Estonia / PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Coming from a business training background myself the IDC conducted by Jurg was a refreshing addition to the professional skills set I already had. Jurg, devoted to promote the philosophy of diving made the theoretical part of the studies into intense disputes over the materials. These discussions were inspiring and made understanding and studying simple and enjoyable. Even during the hottest times (when the air conditioner couldn't take the heat any more) the high energy in the classroom kept us focused on the training presentations.

It looks like leading by example is an inborn ingredient of Jurg's character. All the skills and tasks both underwater and while running the dive centre operations were looking effortless and worth copying and implementing in ones own business.
'Make it look easy!' was not just a result of countless repetition; it was the result of mastery. And this, by the way, was visible in how Jurg's whole team was functioning.

To become the best learn from the best! Jurg, you are definitely my model of excellence to align to.




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